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Old 03-18-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Indigenous have smaller ecological footprint on Amazon than colonists

Indigenous have smaller ecological footprint on Amazon than colonists
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Date Mar 17, 2010
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Indigenous have smaller ecological footprint on Amazon than*colonists - Front Page - Conservation Maven
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A new study in the journal Conservation Biology shows that indigenous people in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon have a lower impact on the rainforest than the colonists who have moved into the area.

This bodes ill for conservation of the Amazon rainforest given the increasing settlement of the region by outsiders, the expansion of the agricultural frontier, and cultural changes in indigenous...
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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This is an example of the word indigenous that confuses me when applied to plants. Here we have insiders and outsiders. This use suggests ethnicity but with plants we use indigenous to suggest before Ponce de Leon not after.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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This prior discussion of definitions might help you out.

http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/for...gardeners.html
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I am not able to read it.

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